CategoriesHigh Performance PLP Podcast

Episode 18 – Harry Simington

In Episode 18 of the Prepare Like A Pro Podcast, I speak with Harry Simington
Harry is is a former semi-professional Australian Rules Footballer who last played for The Gold Coast Suns in the NEAFL. He is currently a strength and conditioning coach for one-on-one football.

We covered the following topics:

  • Practical tips to help developing footballers improve their physical and skill development
  • How to deal with setbacks whether be due to injury or form slumps
  • Harry’s passion for coaching and his drive to continue to improve
  • How to manage to focus on your football career while pursuing other avenues like study and work
  • His mentors and methods to improve his knowledge and management skills
  • The work he’s doing for one on one football and the exciting things ahead

Connect with Harry

Book a session with Harry
https://www.oneononefootball.com.au/

Connect with Harry
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harry_simington/

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CategoriesPlayers PLP Podcast

Episode 17 – Josh Deluca

Josh is is a former professional Australian Rules Footballer who last played for the Carlton Football Club in the AFL. He is currently playing for the Boxhill Hawks in the VFL.

We covered the following topics:

  • Practical tips to help developing footballers improve their physical and skill development
  • We discuss culture and what successful teams do well
  • Josh’s passion for football and his drive to continue to improve
  • Leadership the do’s and don’ts from leaders in footy
  • His mentors and methods to improve his knowledge and management skills
  • Daily practices to improve athleticism and how he prepares for a football game

Connect with Josh
Instagram: www.instagram.com/josh.deluca/

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CategoriesHigh Performance PLP Podcast

Episode 16 – Ian Mckeown

Mackers is currently the Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide FC where he leads an impressive group of sports medicine, sports science, and strength and conditioning professionals. Ian is now heading into his 9th season within the AFL at Port Adelaide having previously worked as the Head of Athletic Development.

Originally from Northern Ireland where he worked as a strength and conditioning coach for the Sports Institute for Northern Ireland, he headed to Australia in 2009 to coach at the Australian Institute of Sport and to complete his Ph.D. on power development and movement ability in junior athletes.

We covered the following topics:

  • Practical tips to help developing footballers improvise their athleticism
  • The assessment of athletic development and movement ability
  • Ian’s passion for coaching and ensuring the rigour of performance science is utilised
  • His mentors and methods to improve his knowledge and management skills
  • Daily practices to improve athleticism and on-field performance.

People mentioned:

  • Phil Moreland
  • Jason Cripps
  • Kelvin Giles
  • David Pyne
  • Stuart Graham
  • David Martin
  • Nick Richardson
  • Tim O’Leary
  • Daniel Rogers
  • Sam Hayes

Connect with Ian
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ian.mackers/

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CategoriesHigh Performance PLP Podcast

Episode 15 – David Watts

David is Elite Level Strength and Conditioning coach from Brisbane Australia. He is currently employed as strength & conditioning coach at Melbourne football where he manages the Strength & Power program.

We covered the following topics:

  • Practical tips for developing footballers
  • David’s experience at Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Physical preparation of the athletes of different sports: similarities and differences
  • His mentors and strategies he has done to help him continue to create career opportunities
  • How does David manage to keep his players strong and resilient during a lockdown

Definitely check this chat out we dive into some topics any football fan, footballer or staff member needs to hear.

Connect with Dave
Instagram: www.instagram.com/davewattsau/

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CategoriesHigh Performance PLP Podcast

Episode 14 – Kayne Johns

Kayne discusses his passion for the competition started as an athlete competing in swimming at a national level.

We discuss how he came to work at the Melbourne football club, the differences in methods for elite female footballers to elite men.
How he managed to cope during the AFL Covid cuts and what he’s doing now!

Book an appointment: preparelikeapro.com/trainer/kayne-johns/

Connect with Kayne John’s
Instagram: instagram.com/kaynejohns?utm_medium=copy_link

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CategoriesPlayers PLP Podcast

Episode 13 – The Footy Yarn

Two Perth mates are passionate about @afl and have a great sense of humour!

We discuss how they met, the road to this year’s draft and the draft prospects they have had on their podcast, and what’s in the pipeline for footy yarn!

Podcast link: podtail.com/en/podcast/the-afl-footy-yarn/

Connect with Footy Yarn
Instagram: instagram.com/thefootyyarn?utm_medium=copy_link

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CategoriesCoaches PLP Podcast

Episode 12 – Torin Baker

With six years as coach of a NAB League side, two years at the Hawthorn Football Club, and over a decade in teaching, it’s no surprise that Torin Baker’s newly-established position at Carlton is perfect for him.

We discussed his playing days and coaching journey from start to now.
Torin shares plenty of great advice for young developing footballers striving to be their best.

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CategoriesPLP Podcast Psych/Nutrition

Episode 11 – Nick Green

The sports dietitian for Boxhill Hawks and consultant for Bupa.

  • Nick career journey from why he chose to study dietetics to working at Bupa and the VFL system
  • His upbringing and how he approached his development living in Tasmania
  • How much he loves helping others whether it be for sports performance or improving your well-being
  • His tips for footballers wanting to gain muscle or reduce body fat
  • Why what you eat is so important for recovery
  • Tips and tricks for developing Dietitian’s wanting to work in elite sport

People mentioned:

  • Simone Austin
  • Daniel Napoli
  • Sean Murphy
  • Chris Newman
  • Max Bailey
  • Luke Boyd

Definitely check this chat out we dive into some topics any football fan, footballer or staff member needs to hear.

Connect with Nick
Instagram: instagram.com/n.green.aus?utm_medium=copy_link

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CategoriesPlayers PLP Podcast

Episode 10 – Will Day

We discuss:

  • Will playing journey from start to now
  • His upbringing and how he approached his development living in Adelaide
  • How much he loves the game and how he goes about preparing himself to be at his best
  • How he managed to not get selected for his under 18’s state team and why he decided to change clubs in his draft year
  • His physical focus in the off/pre-season and how he manages his body
  • Tips and tricks for developing footballers wanting to play in the AFL

People mentioned:

  • Jack Scrimshaw
  • James Sicily
  • Tom Mitchell
  • Sam Mitchell
  • Blake Hardwick
  • James Worpel
  • Chris Newman
  • Max Bailey
  • Andy Otten
  • Alastair Clarkson
  • Changkuoth Jiath
  • Adam Yze
  • Luke Boyd

Definitely check this chat out we dive into some topics any football fan, footballer or staff member needs to hear.

Connect with Will
Instagram: www.instagram.com/wi11day/

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CategoriesCoaches PLP Podcast

Episode 9 – Aaron Cornelius

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Ace playing and coaching journey from start to now
  • His learnings from coaching in the VFL
  • His role at Boxhill and how the role of a backline coach
  • How he managed to cope with his career-ending injury that nearly resulted in a lost limb
  • His ambitions with his coaching career and why he loves coaching
  • Tips and tricks for developing footballers wanting to play in the AFL

People mentioned:

  • Jonathon Brown
  • Michael Voss
  • Max Bailey
  • Torin Baker
  • Jed Adcock
  • Justin Leppitsch
  • Stefan Martin
  • Brent Staker
  • Simon Black
  • Luke Power

Definitely check this chat out we dive into some topics any football fan, footballer or staff member needs to hear.

Connect with Aaron
Instagram: www.instagram.com/_ace_44/

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